Gas Levels - For Someone just landed from Mars

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Help! I need to make sure we have enough gas for Chester and so far I have wasted half the day trying to sort this out. I have a part used 13kg Calor Gas propane cylinder which currently weighs 18.3kgs. How much gas is in there? The silver collar is very difficult to read but it clearly has 2 numbers on it 32 & 12.
    As well has this we have a half full 6kg Calorlite.
    I am sure I saw a really good article on this somewhere but cannot find it now.
    Thanks
    Sandra
     
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    Hi Sandra I'd say you have more than enough to last you a weekend and if you sit in someone else's van during the day you can use their gas :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    you really do need to know the empty weight of the bottle as even calor dont state the weight, saying the tare weight is stamped on the collar in pounds and ounces.

    i would think at just over 18kg it is 3/4 full....the maximum gas weight being 13kg when full.

    as a guide, a 6kg bottle weighs around 4.5lbs empty
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    That is a good idea!
     
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    according to calor a full 13kg bottle should last for around 65hrs running a 3kw gas fire continuously so i really dont think you will run out.
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    :Rofl1: have just found out how to check it. Forget the maths, bring cylinder into warm house and condensation forms up to the level of the gas, simples :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Just did me back in carrying it into house:Doh:
     
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    Now you see the attraction of Gaslow and similar. Drive in, top up.
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    My back can certainly see the attraction.!
     
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    gas bottles

    Hello, I ran out of gas at last years chester meet:cry:but good news go outdoors has now opened in chester and its 5 mins away from the racecourse :thumb:handy if anybody has forgotten the essentials like wine bottle openers etc, :RollEyes:
     
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    Collar indicates in lb & ozs the empty weight of the bottle.

    For a 6kg bottle (cos that's what I've got here to check):

    Empty weight in "lb oz" 19 04 = 8.731 kg

    Actual bottle weight = 14.6 kg - (empty weight) 8.731kg = 5.869kg (Almost full bottle)

    Hope this helps.
     
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    and if you sleep in their van save even more gas, hee hee:Wink::Wink::Wink:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    On that reckoning I have 3.5kgs in the big bottle and about 3kgs in the small one - I think :Doh: 32.12lbs bottle = 14.5kgs
    14.5kgs + 13kgs of gas = 27.5kgs, bottle now weighs 18kgs so take off 14.5 and I have 3.5kgs of gas. Is this right?
     
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    According to my calculation process yes.:thumb:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Brilliant, thanks for all of your help folks.

    One more question though - with the money I have saved by not having to go and get a gas refill, should I go to the Joules sale tomorrow to get a new pair of pretty wellies?

    Of course I should, why Am I even hesitating about this!!:BigGrin:
     
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    Pretty wellies ordered, just keeping fingers crossed they are here in time for Chester!:BigGrin:
     
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